German media: United States Prepares Iran Strike




 
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December 31st, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: German media: United States Prepares Iran Strike


The Bush administration is preparing its NATO allies for a possible military strike against suspected nuclear sites in Iran in the New Year, according to German media reports, reinforcing similar earlier suggestions in the Turkish media.

The Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel this week quoted "NATO intelligence sources" who claimed that the NATO allies had been informed that the United States is currently investigating all possibilities of bringing the mullah-led regime into line, including military options. This "all options are open" line has been President George W Bush's publicly stated policy throughout the past 18 months.

But the respected German weekly Der Spiegel notes "What is new here is that Washington appears to be dispatching high-level officials to prepare its allies for a possible attack rather than merely implying the possibility as it has repeatedly done during the past year."

The German news agency DDP cited "Western security sources" to claim that CIA Director Porter Goss asked Turkey's premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan to provide political and logistic support for air strikes against Iranian nuclear and military targets. Goss, who visited Ankara and met Erdogan on Dec. 12, was also reported to have to have asked for special cooperation from Turkish intelligence to help prepare and monitor the operation.

The DDP report added that Goss had delivered to the Turkish prime minister and his security aides a series of dossiers, one on the latest status of Iran's nuclear development and another containing intelligence on new links between Iran and al-Qaida.

DDP cited German security sources who added that the Turks had been assured of a warning in advance if and when the military strikes took place, and had also been given "a green light" to mount their own attacks on the bases in Iran of the PKK, (Kurdish Workers party), which Turkey sees as a separatist group responsible for terrorist attacks inside Turkey.

Goss's visit to the Turkish capital followed the rising international concern over recent statements by the new Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Israel should be "wiped off the map," denying the existence of Holocaust, and suggesting that Israel's Jewish population might be re-located to Europe.

In a December 23 report, the DDP agency quoted an anonymous but "high-ranking German military official" telling their reporter: "I would be very surprised if the Americans, in the mid-term, didn't take advantage of the opportunity delivered by Tehran. The Americans have to attack Iran before the country can develop nuclear weapons. After that would be too late."

http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publ...le_11882.shtml

December 31st, 2005  
The Cooler King
 
That Goebbels is at it again.
December 31st, 2005  
King
 
I don't think US will invade Iran.
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December 31st, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by King
I don't think US will invade Iran.
me neither and any foreign invasion will boost the position of the much hated clerical regime in Iran and will unite the Iranians to defend their land while the mullahs take advantage of this national unity.
December 31st, 2005  
TBA_PAKI
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoenix80
me neither and any foreign invasion will boost the position of the much hated clerical regime in Iran and will unite the Iranians to defend their land while the mullahs take advantage of this national unity.
It depends upon the tactics used by US government.

It might be a semi-invasion (involving some parts of Iran) and you should know that human-wave tactics won't work against Americans.

But the point is that we can't say for sure yet that whether such attack is being planned or not. But we had rumours in 2001 that IRAQ will be invaded and it happened in 2003.

But still I am against any new war. And Ahmadlinejad should learn to behave in international politics, instead of giving bad remarks to others.
January 1st, 2006  
Morten
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by King
I don't think US will invade Iran.
indeed... but it doesn't take an invasion to destroy a nuclear installation right :P

a little bomb dropped on their head will do the job
January 1st, 2006  
King
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morten
indeed... but it doesn't take an invasion to destroy a nuclear installation right :P

a little bomb dropped on their head will do the job
a bomb will trigger a war.
January 2nd, 2006  
Uncle Sam
 
This article is not very convincing, considering the Turkish government didn't even allow the US to invade Iraq from its soil, the suggesiton that they will be given the nod to attack Kurds in Iran by the US for their co-operation is bizare. The Kurdish areas in Iraq are the most peaceful in the country, an attack by Turks on Iranian Kurds will ensure they will become the most violent. Whatever the reality of strikes on Iran by US or Israel it won't happen in the way described here.
January 2nd, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
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a bomb will trigger a war.
Maybe, but I think Iran will talk tough and not do anything if we drop some bombs. They realize war with the US and Israel is for all intents and purposes disasterous for their country.